Trichy: With Trichy district starting to report more Dengue cases, the public health department has intensified preventive measures against the spread of the disease in the urban as well as the rural areas of the district. Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) in the city has set up an exclusive ward with 40 beds for treating Dengue patients.
Going by the data of the public health department, the district witnessed 101 cases of confirmed Dengue since January this year. The health department officials said that Trichy had 12 cases of confirmed Dengue in September.
Deputy director of health services (DDHS), Trichy, Dr A Subramani said the intermittent rain the district has been receiving over the past few weeks is one of the major reasons for the spread of Dengue. “The incidence of Dengue is not alarming. Dengue cases usually appear during the rainy season. Preventive measures are in place as we have already deployed health workers in the field,” DDHS Subramani told ToI.
Public health department officials said that the district witnessed Dengue cases not every month. There were no cases in May and June. With a mild rise in July, the cases slowly increased with rain.
Meanwhile, public health officials said that the incidence of Dengue is negligible among the children in Trichy. Only a seven-year-old girl had contracted the infection so far.